BETTER THAN EXCEDRIN
Malcolm in the Middle
mom Jane Kaczmarek
is finalizing a new contract with the show's producers that would boost her per-episode salary to $100,000 for the upcoming fourth season and $150,000 for a fifth season. Last season, Kaczmarek missed several episodes of Malcolm
because of chronic migraine headaches
. However, some speculated that her absence from the set was a negotiations ploy.